Quote category: Life
Life must be understood backwards. But it must be lived forwards.
Living life to the full comes when the ultimate concerns have been faced: death, freedom, isolation and meaninglessness.
How we face or avoid those concerns has profound effects on the ways in which we experience intimacy and solitude, closeness and freedom, awareness of self and others.
Life was never meant to be a struggle just a gentle progression from one point to another, much like walking through a valley on a sunny day.
When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"
Sydney J. Harris
In my life I have often been given the advice - just be yourself.
I only wish that I had instead been advised to - let yourself be.
The only thing that makes life possible is permanent intolerable uncertainty: the joy of not knowing what comes next.
The best way to know life is to love many things.
Vincent Van Gogh
Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It is the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.
The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
W. Somerset Maugham
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.